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Etihad Airways flies Special Olympics Team US

ABU DHABI, 8th March, 2019 (WAM) — Etihad Airways, official airline partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, flew in 350 Team USA athletes, coaches and support crew ahead of the Games taking place in the UAE’s capital next week. The athletes travelled from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to Abu Dhabi International Airport on an award-winning Etihad Airways Airbus A380.

The athletes received a celebratory farewell at JFK International Airport which was attended by three WWE superstars Mojo Rawley, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.

In celebration of the Games, the Etihad Airways aircraft was decorated with specially branded headrests. Additionally, in the run up to the Games, Etihad Airways Cabin Crew have received an innovative e-learning training programme designed in conjunction with Special Olympics. Recognising that each and every individual is different and their needs may vary, the online module offers general guidelines on engaging with people of determination with compassion, respect and tolerance.